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Revista Árvore

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Abstract

MAXIR, Henrique dos Santos  and  MASULLO, Liamara Santos. THE BRAZILIAN INSERTION INTO THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF FOREST PRODUCTS CHAIN. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2017, vol.41, n.3, e410318.  Epub Feb 22, 2018. ISSN 1806-9088.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-90882017000300018.

The growing demand for forest products and the increasing interest worldwide in this market requires studying the behavior and defining Brazil’s role in relation to other competitive countries in the sector. This study analyzed the international trade in forest products from 2000 to 2014 emphasizing Brazil’s role. The Revealed Comparative Advantage index (RCA) and Revealed Comparative Disadvantage index (RCD) were analyzed based on the matrix of the symmetric Aquino index, also through the intra-industry and interindustry analysis using the Grubel-Lloyd index. Brazil shows RCA in fuel wood, wood panels, wood floors and wood articles as well as wood pulp. Brazil imports relatively small amounts of wood; nevertheless, it still has relatively high dependence on paper importations.

Keywords : Comparative Advantage; Intra-industry trade; Forest economy.

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